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2006--Genereal Director of IDG visited Tsinghua on June 10

Mr. Patrick J. McGovern, Founder and Chairman of the International Data Group (IDG) and founder of McGovern Institute, and Mrs. Lore Harp McGovern, Founder of McGovern Institute, visited Tsinghua on June 10, 2006.

Tsinghua President Gu Binglin met and had a talk with the McGoverns, giving an outline of Tsinghua’s faculty, student cultivation, research, and recent development. Also attending the talk were Tsinghua’s Vice Presidents Gong Ke and Xie Weihe.

Mr. Hugo Shong, Executive Vice President of IDG and President and CEO of IDG Aisa/China, and Mr. Quan Zhou, Managing Director of IDG VC Partners and General Partner of IDG VC Partners, accompanied the visit.

After the talk, the McGoverns visited the Institute of Neural Engineering and the new building of Tsinghua Medical School.

Ms. Wu Qidi, Vice Minister of Education, met with the McGoverns later that day.

The McGoverns devote themselves to education and research, especially the brain and mind studies. In 2000, Mr. McGovern donated three hundred and fifty million to set up McGovern Institute for Brain Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Founded in 1964, the International Data Group (IDG) is the world’s leading technology media, events, and research company. (By Li Han,http://news.tsinghua.edu.cn)